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22 hours ago · Mayo Appointments: Brain Tumor 48-hour Access Program in Brain Tumor

Hi @rosannen, I'm glad you found the information. Allow me to post it here in case others are looking too.

At Mayo Clinic, we recognize that hearing you have a brain tumor is stressful and challenging. People have questions about the diagnosis, treatment options and what will happen next. Experts at the Mayo Clinic can help navigate your healthcare journey, answer your questions and guide you through the treatment plan. When you call at any of our 3 campuses, you will be offered an appointment within 48 hours http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63 Be sure to mention the Brain Tumor 48-hour Access program.

Roseanne, am I understanding correctly that the Mayo neurologist won't refer to a Mayo neurosurgeon? That seems a bit odd to me, as they are likely working together as a team. Can you help me understand?

2 days ago · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

Hi, @alonzo919, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Your efforts trying to get some answers about whether this is prolapse show you are a caring friend. While understandable that the issue your friend is dealing with may be hard to describe in words alone, due to the sensitive nature of the bodily region involved, we have removed the image.

This Mayo Clinic information on rectal prolapse may be useful for you and your friend https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-prolapse/symptoms-causes/syc-20352837.

We cannot diagnose on Connect. If you or your friend is concerned about cancer, they should see a medical professional. It never hurts to ask. Has your friend talked to her doctor it?

2 days ago · Chronic bowel problems, Magnesium and Side effects in Digestive Health

Hi @ellamster,
Here is a direct link to the message that Kanaaz posted: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-bowel-problems/?pg=2#comment-291985

To see all messages in a discussion thread, click VIEW & REPLY in the email and scroll through the thread. You can sort the thread from newest to oldest or oldest to newest.

2 days ago · Glioblastoma Multiforme and Cognitive Loss in Brain Tumor

@megxoxo, welcome to Connect. I moved your message to this discussion in the Brain Tumor group where you'll meet other members like @nursnis @johns66 @bjh369 @jaxjo @donnamar and @IndianaScott some of whom have experienced cognitive impairment and memory issues.

Megxoxo, you mention that you've had SOC, Temodar and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Is SOC surgery?
How has your memory been affected?

2 days ago · Vascular wound from radiation for sarcoma of the pectoralis major in Cancer

Hi Alan,
I'd like to add my welcome. I can't imagine having an open wound on the shoulder. (I assume that is where it is.) I'd like to bring in a few other members into this conversation like @saemlerpe and @kristennursepatient.

Alan, Are you getting special wound care?

5 days ago · Facial Swelling - no diagnosis after 2 years in Autoimmune Diseases

Thanks @johnbishop
@ginjax28 and @keithwalker, Thank you for being willing to share with each other. You'll notice that I removed your personal phone numbers. Connect is a public forum and we recommend using the secure private messaging to exchange personal contact information. We want to keep you and community safe. Also keep in mind that sharing in the forum allows the support you offer to reach many people.

Thanks for the support you offer.

Sat, Apr 13 9:53am · Living Donor Process in Transplants

@mauraacro I am so grateful to you for having shared your donor experience on Connect.

Remember when you first came to the community hoping to find a written account of someone's donor experience play-by-play. Back then there wasn't one, so you jumped right in and said, "I'll fix that and journal my experience for others." So incredible. And now you see how it is helping @ek101085 and countless others. You help answer those questions that people can't find in brochures or even the staff. It's the knowledge that only the people who have been there have.

EK – as you prepare to be a donor, I invite you to add your version of the journey to Mauro's. By collecting experiences, future donors will know better what to expect. Please add your journey here:

Kidney transplant – The Journey from the Donor's Side – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/kidney-transplant-from-the-donor-side/

Sat, Apr 13 9:20am · Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: What treatment options are there? in Cancer

I think I found the TV news story your referred to here:
NBC News | Pancreatic cancer is often deadly, but a new approach is raising hopehttps://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/pancreatic-cancer-often-deadly-new-approach-raising-hope-n991511

The story features Dr. Mark Truty, a surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic. You can read more about his work here:
– A revolution in pancreatic cancer treatment https://advancingthescience.mayo.edu/2018/07/02/a-revolution-in-pancreatic-cancer-treatment/

Is this the information you were looking for, @search4healing?